May 172012
 

My niece works in this very building, as posted yesterday. She took a few photos from her mobile phone:

Now another group is here protesting the Canadian Consulate. Check out the fake pipeline made out of garbage bags on the right hand side of the picture. Hilarious. They need to hire a PR firm.

About 75 protesters marched Thursday afternoon from President Barack Obama’s re-election headquarters to three consulates of countries that belong to NATO, protesting the alliance’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan and other military action.

As the demonstration began about noon, protesters lined up on a sidewalk near 130 E. Randolph Street as about a dozen Chicago police officers cordoned off Prudential Plaza by standing behind their bicycles.

See Video: Protesting the Canadian Pipeline

Chicago authorities brace for NATO summit


Caroline Herzenberg, 80, of Chicago, sits on the steps of Prudential 2 Plaza with other protesters against NATO and the use of drones on Thursday May 17, 2012. “I’m just a sympathetic citizen,” Herzenberg said. (William DeShazer/Chicago Tribune)

From the NYT :

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CHICAGO — Foreign delegations are to arrive in this city over the weekend for a NATO summit meeting, the first such gathering to be held in the United States outside of Washington, and Chicago is bracing for all that will bring: thousands of international dignitaries, reporters and others; protesters from around the country; road closings and possible train delays — and what amounts to a significant trial for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, one year into his leadership of the nation’s third-largest city.

Protesters perform an “oily die-in” in front of the Canadian Consulate on East Lake Street as they rally against a pipeline that would bring Canadian tar sands for refining in the U.S. — Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune, May 17, 2012

For some, the prospect of unrest in Chicago and a heavy police presence stirred memories of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.- AP

Chicago Convention The Whole World is Watching 1968

~ Sigh…

Aaron Hughes, who served in the Illinois Army National Guard, holds up the medals he earning serving in Iraq. These Iraq Veterans Against the War said they will return their Global War on Terror medals to NATO generals, a spokesperson said at a press conference at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. — Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune, May 17, 2012

While a member of the National Guard is protecting him…

Captain Dustin Cammack of the Illinois National Guard talks on the phone at his workstation at a multi-agency communications center in suburban Chicago. The center was created as a communications hub for all the federal, state and local agencies involved with the NATO Summit. — Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune, May 17, 2012

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May 172012
 

by Joel B. Pollak

Note from Senior Management:

Andrew Breitbart was never a “Birther,” and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of “Birtherism.” In fact, Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961.

Yet Andrew also believed that the complicit mainstream media had refused to examine President Obama’s ideological past, or the carefully crafted persona he and his advisers had constructed for him.

It is for that reason that we launched “The Vetting,” an ongoing series in which we explore the ideological background of President Obama (and other presidential candidates)–not to re-litigate 2008, but because ideas and actions have consequences.

It is also in that spirit that we discovered, and now present, the booklet described below–one that includes a marketing pitch for a forthcoming book by a then-young, otherwise unknown former president of the Harvard Law Review.

It is evidence–not of the President’s foreign origin, but that Barack Obama’s public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times.

Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama’s then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

The booklet, which was distributed to “business colleagues” in the publishing industry, includes a brief biography of Obama among the biographies of eighty-nine other authors represented by Acton & Dystel.

It also promotes Obama’s anticipated first book, Journeys in Black and White–which Obama abandoned, later publishing Dreams from My Father instead.

Obama’s biography in the booklet is as follows :

Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.

The booklet, which is thirty-six pages long, is printed in blue ink (and, on the cover, silver/grey ink), using offset lithography. It purports to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Acton & Dystel, which was founded in 1976.

Front cover (outside) – note Barack Obama listed in alphabetical order

Jay Acton no longer represents Obama. However, Jane Dystel still lists Obama as a client on her agency’s website.

According to the booklet itself, the text was edited by Miriam Goderich, who has since become Dystel’s partner at Dystel & Goderich, an agency founded in 1994. Breitbart News attempted to reach Goderich by telephone several times over several days. Her calls are screened by an automated service that requires callers to state their name and company, which we did. She never answered.

The design of the booklet was undertaken by Richard Bellsey, who has since closed his business. Bellsey, reached by telephone, could not recall the exact details of the booklet, but told Breitbart News that it “sounds like one of our jobs, like I did for [Acton & Dystel] twenty years ago or more.”

The parade of authors alongside Obama in the booklet includes politicians, such as former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill; sports legends, such as Joe Montana and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; and numerous Hollywood celebrities.

The reverse side of the page that features Barack Obama includes former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader and early-1990s “boy band” pop sensation New Kids On the Block.

Acton, who spoke to Breitbart News by telephone, confirmed precise details of the booklet and said that it cost the agency tens of thousands of dollars to produce.

He indicated that while “almost nobody” wrote his or her own biography, the non-athletes in the booklet, whom “the agents deal[t] with on a daily basis,” were “probably” approached to approve the text as presented.

Dystel did not respond to numerous requests for comment, via email and telephone. Her assistant told Breitbart News that Dystel “does not answer questions about Obama.”

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May 172012
 

TAMPA, Fla. – Florida’s local election supervisors on Wednesday sounded skeptical, and even distrustful, of a push by the state to remove thousands of potential non-U.S. citizens from the voting rolls just months before the critical 2012 elections.

The supervisors, meeting at their annual summer conference, peppered state election officials with questions about the list of more than 2,600 people who have been identified as being in Florida legally but ineligible to vote. That list was sent to supervisors recently, but state officials have also said there may be as many as 182,000 registered voters who may not be citizens.

The questions about voter eligibility surface as the state continues its months-long efforts to scrub the rolls, including asking supervisors to remove more than 53,000 dead people discovered by comparing voter rolls to federal Social Security files. This was the first time the state checked the files. It was allowed under a controversial election law that passed the GOP-controlled Legislature last year.

State election officials want the state’s 67 county election offices to reach out to those on the potentially ineligible list, determine their citizenship status and remove them from the rolls if they are not U.S. citizens.


But election supervisors – including Democrats and Republicans – asked a range of questions about the level of proof that state election officials had regarding the citizenship status of voters which was culled by comparing voter registration lists to a state driver’s license database. They said they wanted more information before they purge someone from the voting rolls.

“I’m feeling really uncomfortable about this,” Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes told officials with the state’s Division of Elections.

Florida law requires voters to be a U.S. citizen residing in the state. Florida also does not allow someone to vote if they are a convicted felon and have not had their civil rights restored

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The questions about voter eligibility surface as the state continues its months-long efforts to scrub the rolls, including asking supervisors to remove more than 53,000 dead people discovered by comparing voter rolls to federal Social Security files. This was the first time the state checked the files. It was allowed under a controversial election law that passed the GOP-controlled Legislature last year.

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Also See: Nearly 200,000 Florida Voters May Not Be Citizens

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May 172012
 

Sunland Park, N.M.

The dusty border town minutes from El Paso, Texas, has been called “a city in chaos” by the state auditor, because a slew of public officials are facing felony charges that they ran City Hall like a personal piggy bank, tried to steal an election in order to remain in power and ruled the 14,000 residents through intimidation and fear.

The state is now moving to take over financial oversight of the city, as the council scrambles to try and name a new mayor.

The explosive case even involves Mexican prostitutes, strippers and an undercover video of a mayoral candidate getting a lap dance from a topless woman. The video allegedly was used to try to force him to drop out of the race.


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May 172012
 

The ‘other’ story: Obama Throws Rev. Wright Under the Bus

From Fox News Insider: Sean Hannity sat down with author Ed Klein who wrote the new book “The Amateur.” It covers everything from the allegations that the Obama inner circle attempted to pay off Reverend Jeremiah Wright to reports about widespread corruption that exists within the administration.

It’s all about:

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May 172012
 

NWO: Web of Social Control

The Westfield Marriott Washington Dulles hotel where Bilderberg will host their annual conference from May 31st to June 3rd, 2012

Speculation that the location of the Bilderberg Group’s annual meeting would be chosen to coincide with this year’s U.S. presidential election appears to have been accurate with the likelihood that Bilderberg will hold their confab in Chantilly, Virginia from May 31st to June 3rd, 2012.

Rumors that Haifa, Israel would be the location of the conference appear to have been misguided. The Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles hotel, a short distance from Dulles International Airport, some 30 miles outside Washington, D.C. and where Bilderberg previously met in 2002 and then again in 2008, (When Hiliary and Barak disappeared & Bilderberg decided the preisdent would be ‘him’) is fully booked from Thursday May 31st up to and including June 3rd, but has rooms available either side of those dates, suggesting almost certainly that it will be home turf for Bilderberg’s crucial 2012 get-together.

“The odds were pretty high that in election year the not-so-public face of the Bormann continuity NATO P2 – otherwise know as the Bilderberg conference – would take place in the US,” points out Tony Gosling, well-known Bilderberg follower.

Bilderberg sleuth Gosling notes that the choice of location will virtually guarantee that people flying into the United States to cover the conference will be met with “what have now become the ‘normal’ US pre-WW3 fascist ‘customs’ checks.”

Although the Westfields Marriott is very likely to play host to this year’s Bilderberg meeting, the group has been known in the past to book numerous hotels as a decoy to throw reporters off the scent.

Bilderberg’s decision to hold the conference in the United States is directly connected with the key role the secretive clique of industrialists, bankers, academic leaders and media figureheads will play in influencing the 2012 presidential election.

Bilderberg is set to select Mitt Romney’s running mate, with Florida Senator Marco Rubio the prime candidate to take the VP slot. Bilderberg displayed their kingmaker status during the last two U.S. presidential elections when they selected Barack Obama’s running mate Joe Biden in 2008, as well as picking John Edwards to be John Kerry’s VP in 2004.

The potential for Obama himself to make an appearance at this year’s event is also a distinct possibility given what happened four years ago, when Obama and Clinton evaded the press and met with Bilderberg in Virginia behind closed doors. A year later at the 2009 Bilderberg meeting in Greece, Obama officials delivered private briefings to Bilderberg elitists, reported Politico’s Ken Vogel.

Some upfront agenda items for the 2012 Bilderberg conference were leaked by Jim Tucker and Mark Anderson, Bilderberg reporters for American Free Press. See our Bilderberg Forum for more information on this.

Full Credits go to Infowars and AFP

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Also See Globalists fear Greece could exit single currency and stage a miraculous economic recovery:

The Bilderberg Group is terrified that Greece’s potential exit from the eurozone could lead to a dramatic economic recovery and provide a template for other countries to follow suit, threatening to torpedo the euro single currency and the entire agenda for a European federal superstate.

One of the primary discussion topics at this year’s upcoming Bilderberg Group meeting in Chantilly, Virginia will revolve around how the elite plan to address the issue that threatens to bring their agenda for global governance crashing down – the euro crisis.

Bilderberg Scheme To Save The Euro

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May 172012
 

Queen of Disco Donna Summer died in Florida Thursday morning after a battle with cancer.

A devout Christian, Donna Summer was an unlikely queen of disco, particularly one who wore her crown with such raunchy abandon.

Thank you Donna for the joy of your music!

Donna Summer and Brooklyn Dreams. Summer married Brooklyn Dreams singer Bruce Sudano back in 1980. They had two daughters together. Here they are singing:

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May 172012
 

Anna King, 12 year old Upstate New York native currently living in The Woodlands, Texas, sings about her experience waiting for a life-saving heart transplant. She may not have Adele’s voice, but she does have the heart!

Gets to Meet Golfer Erik Compton Who Inspires Her to ‘Get Out and Swing the Club’…

Twelve-year-old Anna King learned just a few weeks ago that she needed a heart transplant, but she’s not letting her health concerns get her down.

Anna and her mother joined Happening Now to tell their story.


After feeling rundown and experiencing flu-like symptoms for several weeks, a cardiologist discovered that Anna suffers from dilated cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that requires that she have a heart transplant.

Anna described learning the news, saying, “Obviously, the situation stinks.” After the shock of it wore off, Anna said that she and her family “decided to look at it in an optimistic way because that’s how we always look at things.”

Anna’s using her new website humorhealstheheart.org to bring humor into the situation by posting videos of her singing songs parodying her illness.

Anna is a huge sports fan but doctors have advised her that she should lay off most sports for the time being. She is allowed to play golf, and has become inspired by Erik Compton, a professional golfer who suffered a similar disease as a child, and also got a heart transplant.

At this point in the interview, Jenna Lee pulled in the big guns – surprising Anna with an appearance by Compton.

Compton said, “My heart goes out to Anna and stories like this all around this country … I think Anna, she has such a positive, fighting spirit just from listening to her talk, and how mature she is for her age, and I know that she’s going to get the second chance at life that I did.”

Compton stressed the importance of organ donation referring people to donatelife.net or the DMV.

Anna displayed her typical aplomb when asked if she had any questions for Erik, quickly saying, “This is what I’m looking to do. I mean, how long was it after the transplant where you could get out there and swing the club? I mean, I want to play!”

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May 172012
 

Republicans on Capitol Hill are furious over the Obama administration’s handling of a purported Hezbollah commander, who was connected to the killing of five U.S. soldiers in 2007 and now is set for release by an Iraqi court.

The most recent GOP lawmaker to express frustration and to demand answers from the administration is Florida Rep. Allen West, who on Wednesday sent a letter to President Obama questioning why Ali Musa Daqduq was turned over to Iraq in December 2011.

West dismissed the argument by Obama officials that they were forced under a Bush administration agreement to release Iraqi citizens upon exiting in December 2011, saying Daqduq was in fact a Lebanon citizen.

“You had options when dealing with this terrorist,” wrote West, a 22-year Army veteran. “When you were elected president, the American people expected you to provide leadership.”

West suggested Daqduq should have been transferred to the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he could have been tried before a military commission. He also called Daqduq’s release an “utter betrayal” to American soldiers who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq.

U.S. officials think Daqduq, while helping train insurgent groups, plotted and orchestrated the attack in the Iraqi city of Karbala that resulted in the deaths of the soldiers.

West’s letter follows one sent by Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 10 – three days after the Iraq court cleared Daqduq of criminal charges and ordered his release.

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featured image:July 2, 2007: U.S. military spokesman Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner speaks in Baghdad near a poster of senior Hezbollah operative Ali Musa Daqduq. (AP/File)

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May 172012
 

Immigration law protestors try to block House, Senate chambers

A group of protesters wearing T-shirts that say “We defy HB56″ tried to block the entrance to the House and Senate chambers as legislators returned to vote on revisions to the immigration law.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Alabama Senate this morning voted 20-7 to approve changes to the state’s stringent immigration law after opponents of the law tried to block the entrance to the Senate door.

The bill now goes back to the House of Representatives, where legislators can either choose to accept the Senate version — which makes fewer changes to the 2011 law — or send the bill to conference committee. Time is short for lawmakers to act since the 2012 Regular Session must conclude by midnight.

Gardendale Republican Sen. Scott Beason, who sponsored the Senate bill, said the strength of the law needs to be maintained because illegal immigrants are taking jobs that could be filled by state citizens.

“For anyone who wants to throw our own citizens under the bus on behalf of folks who are in the state illegally, is a difficult thing for me to fathom,” Beason said.

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From Rainy Day Patriots:

THE MORNING AFTER THE END OF THE ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS AND….

The newly passed HB658 (Senator Beason’s Immigration Bill Substitution) sits on Gov Bentley’s desk waiting for his signature!

CALL or fax – TELL OUR GOVERNOR….

SIGN THE BILL – DO NOT VETO!

HB658 – HB658 – HB658 – HB658 – HB658
Governor Bentley’s Office Telephone Numbers
Switchboard 334-242-7100
Fax: 334-353-0000

If you called before and got a busy signal or left a voice mail, Please Call Again! It’s your phone system, your State House, your Right!

WE DARE DEFEND OUR RIGHTS!

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